Minimize your environmental impact on campus by following these sustainability tips. This video is from the American Council for Energy Efficient Economy.

Recycle These Please

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles (#1 and #2)
  • Aluminum cans

You will find collection bins in each residence hall. We also have boxes for used batteries.

The City of Fayetteville offers many recycling services to residents..

Sustainability Living Tips

In Your Room

  1. Make sure to turn your lights off when you are leaving your room for longer than five minutes.
  2. Use LED bulbs in your personal desk or table lamps
  3. Unplug cell phone and other chargers if you are not using them to charge your cell phone or iPad.
  4. Purchase appliances such as TVs, computers or refrigerators that have been rated with the Energy Star label.
  5. Use "green" cleaning products in your room and living space.
  6. Reuse plastic shopping bags as liners in your trash cans.

In Your Hall

  1. Utilize your hall's recycling receptacles for paper, metal (aluminum and tin) and plastic (#1 and #2).
  2. Use cold water to wash your clothing and be sure to set the appropriate water level for each load of laundry. (Note: there are some laundry detergents on the market that are used specifically for washing clothing in cold water.)
  3. Use a laundry drying rack to dry your clothes.
  4. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth or shave so that the water is not continuously running.
  5. Try to take shorter showers.
  6. Use the stairs instead of taking the elevator.

On Campus

  1. Ride your bike or use Razorback Transit to go to class.
  2. Visit the Fayetteville Farmer's Market to purchase fruits and vegetables from local farmers.
  3. Edit or review your papers or class projects without printing out copies of the documents.
  4. Use refillable water bottles or containers.
  5. Bring your own refillable mug when visiting a campus or community coffee shop.
  6. Donate your unwanted clothing or other household items to charitable organizations so that other people may benefit.
  7. Use items like tote bags or computer paper that are made from recycled materials.
  8. Take tote bags with you when you go grocery shopping so that you are not using paper or plastic grocery bags.
  9. Join and participate in a community garden.

Adapted from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Residence Hall Tips, and University of Maryland "What you can do."